Cincinnati, OH (February 18, 2005)–Harris Corporation has announced the agenda for a two-day DRM Symposium March 1-2 at the Marriott Hotel in Bucharest, Romania. The event is designed to inform and educate radio broadcasters from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East on how they can prepare for a digital future with DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) technology, and will focus on Romania’s countrywide upgrade and expansion of its national broadcast infrastructure.
Representatives from Harris and S.N. Radiocomunicatii S.A., Romania’s state-owned broadcast organization, will provide insight into the strategies behind the modernization program that is establishing 100 percent radio and television coverage throughout the country.
Day one of the symposium will begin with introductory comments from John Hall, manager of Radio Programs and High-Power Products for Harris Broadcast Communications Division’s Radio Broadcast Systems business, and a keynote speech from Gabriel Grecu, president of S.N. Radiocomunicatii. Grecu will discuss the advantages of upgrading the entire country’s broadcast infrastructure in two years, as well as his vision for a digital future in radio and television. Day two will focus on Romania’s overall modernization program and cover all aspects from finance to technology and installation.
“Now that we’ve established 100 percent national radio coverage, we feel it’s important to get the message out to our broadcasting peers faced with the same challenges that we’ve successfully addressed,” said Grecu. “Not only have we boosted our signal quality and coverage areas, but we were able to complete the installation in a span of two short years. It’s clear that our plan to upgrade the entire infrastructure at once was correct. It provides a clear return on investment and establishes a digital-ready infrastructure featuring the best in today’s solid-state analog technology.”
Harris Broadcast Communications Division